San Miguel de Allende is a colonial city in the heartland of Mexico.
The many activities bring tourists and visitors from all over Mexico and
the world to experiences some of old Mexico.
We are a 12 minute walk from centro and have a spectacular view of
San Miguel de Allende. Our private backyard and garden give you the
privacy to enjoy the quiet setting and tranquil atmosphere.
Our solar heated pool is just delightful most of the year. During the
cooler days of the winter months, you may prefer one of the several
fabulous hot springs just 20 minutes from San Miguel.
- Swimming pool
- Wireless Internet
- Private back yard
- Mexican cooking classes
- Massages by Raquel on site
- We accept major credit cards and PayPal
- Two kitchens, two living rooms with televisions
- Free calls to/from the United States and Canada
- Five bedrooms decorated in Mexican flower themes
- Leon(BJX) airport shuttle service available to San Miguel
If our guests fit a common profile it's this:
Adventure-loving, spirited, creative, with active senses of humor.
We host dreamers, poets, writers, craftspersons, corporate managers,
entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, lawyers, doctors, computer
technicians... the list goes on and on.
But, what our guests all have in common is that they either love
Mexico or will shortly learn to love Mexico - the colors, the foods, the
friendly people, the music, the quiet, the noise, the sun, the flowers,
the cactus, the unique colonial era construction that marks San Miguel
as a special place to travelers the world over.
Five colorfully decorated, Mexican flower themed bedrooms, in San
Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato. An intimately gracious bed
and breakfast for the adventurous, young-at-heart traveler. We offer
warmth, hominess, clean, comfortable, colorful surroundings. And, at
We offer discounts for longer stays.
- 1 room has a full bed
- 2 rooms have twin beds
- 2 rooms have king size beds
- By your request, twin beds can be converted to a king size bed.
- If you need four rooms with one king size bed in each bedroom we
can accommodate your request if stated ahead of time
The Girasol (Sunflower) Bedroom is a petite gem with private access
off the ground level Party patio. You'll find a double bed, a large
walk-in closet with shelves, and a private bath with tub and shower.
The Plumbago ("PLOOM-buh-go") Bedroom features two twin
beds that can be configured as a king size on request. It has a
built-in desk, a two person closet with shelves, and colorful
decorations This bedroom shares the bath and shower next door with the
The Llamarada ("Yah-muh-ROD-uh") Bedroom features a king
size bed, 2 equipal chairs, 1 equipal table for writing or dining, a
closet with built-in drawers, and a fireplace with gas heater. This
bedroom shares the shower and bath with the Plumbago bedroom next
Gloria de la Manana Bedroom:
The Gloria de la Manana (Morning Glory) Bedroom features morning
glory flowers and butterflies on the wall. It has a king size bed, a
hand carved armoire for clothes and belongings, 2 chairs, and a private
bath with tub and shower.
The Jazmin (Jasmine) Bedroom has two twin beds that can be
configured as a king size. It has an exterior access to the Party
patio, besides a doorway that opens into the hallway of the house
interior. Also features a hand carved wooden armoire for clothes and
belongings, an equipal sofa, a chest-of-drawers, a fireplace with a
gas heater, and a private bath with shower.
The Dining Room has been the scene of great meals, laughter, and
intriguing conversation. We would love to see you here one morning
We call it the Party patio, but, you can just hang out and read or
sun yourself when there's no party happening! A party of one? Fine.
The Living room is obviously done in very Mexican style colors.
Somehow, down here in San Miguel de Allende they aren't garish and get
many compliments. Another place for wonderful conversations or simply
reading or listening to music or watching television.
Upstairs' Living Room:
Our guests enjoy this favorite room for its privacy and panoramic
view of the city. The room also offers a television and games for your
Breakfasts are healthy and light.
Our breakfasts are a mix of Mexican favorites like tamales and atole
or scrambled eggs Mexican style, and American or Canadian traditionals -
cereal and milk, hotcakes, eggs, bacon, etc. Also, we always offer you
plenty of fresh fruit that beyond bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, and
apples, may include incredibly delicious chirimoyas (custard apples)
directly from our own trees. Or, ripe papaya, luscious varieties of
mango, or guayaba (guava). And we make breakfast juices of different
types. Or simply delicious fresh squeezed orange juice. There is always
plenty of hot coffee or the revered Mexican herbal teas that have cured
"what ails" you since the pre-Columbian time of the Aztecs and
About San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:
In the middle of the 16th century the Viceroy of New Spain listened
to the persuasion of Don Angel de Villafañe that a safe, inland
settlement was needed to provide safe haven along the path of those who
carried gold and silver from the mines in Zacatecas. The likeliest
candidate for an overnighter was San Miguel de los Chichimecas. It had
been founded in 1542 by Father Juan de San Miguel, a Franciscan
missionary. Because of these three men's actions San Miguel thrives
History has placed the following appendixes to the name San Miguel
--"de los Chimichecas", later "el Grande," and
finally, "de Allende". This town is steeped in colonial
history, bubbling with an indefinable romance on every cobblestone
street. A distinctly Mexican town with centuries of history, yet, oddly
worldly and cosmopolitan in its present culture.
San Miguel was eventually renamed "de Allende" in honor of
Ignacio Allende, a martyred home town hero and soldier who fought and
died for the cause of New Spanish independence. Relatively recently in
its history, during September, 1810, General Allende, who had both
hosted and attended clandestine meetings in homes close around the Main
Plaza organized there the first Insurgent army to attempt to win
Independence from Spain. Firearms, machetes and knives were handed out
in the spot where today balloon vendors ply their trade and strolling
mariachis serenade an endless stream of young lovers.
La Parroquia in the Sun, the most famous landmark icon, yet, one of
the youngest constructions in one of the New World's oldest towns. San
Miguel de Allende, Mexico was once one of the largest cities in all of
New Spain and the emerging American colonies to the North.
The town itself is a protected national monument, with narrow
cobblestone streets, public buildings and private residences over 400
years old with their huge interiors hidden behind massive wooden doors.
Perhaps bougainvillea flowers spill over the tops of their stone walls
to hint of the tropical splendor within. flowers cascading over the high
There must be at least 50 restaurants within a 15 minute walk of the
Jardin in the Central Plaza that are worth checking out! And that
doesn't count some fine little Torta (sandwich) shops, roasted chicken
specialty diners, caserolas (serving hot casserole dishes), and even
some nifty little street vendors for such things as hamburgers.
While San Miguel de Allende appears to be "off the beaten
path", it appears to be a journey that the rest of the world, at
some time, beats a path to.
San Miguel is the town in Mexico famous for having more fiestas than
any other in the country.
Visit us during these upcoming months. Fiesta and save!
- June - Corpus Christi Day: Procession of Blessed Sacrament
- June - Feast of San Antonio: Parade of Locos
- June - Anniversary of the Death of General Ignacio Allende
- July - Feast at Atotonilco
- July - Feast of the Virgin del Carmen
- July - Anniversary of the Death of Father Hidalgo
- July - August - Chamber Music Festival
- August - Feast of Santo Domingo
- September - President's State of the Union Address
- September - Commemoration of the Death of the Child Heroes
- September - Independence Grito, Fireworks and Celebration
- September - Independence Day Parade
- September - Sanmiguelada (Running of the bulls)
- September - Feast of San Miguel Archángel (Patron Saint of San
- October - Arrival of Indians with Xuchiles, Conchero Dances,
Bullfights & Castillos
- October - Feast of San Francisco
- October - Columbus Day
- October - End of Daylight Saving Time
- November - All Saints Day
- November - All Souls Day - Day of the Dead
- November - Anniversary of the Revolution of 1910
- November - Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.
- November - International Jazz Festival
- December - Feast of Mexico's Patroness: Virgin of Guadalupe
- December - Posadas
- December - Christmas Eve
- December - Christmas Day
- December - Traditional midnight suppers & religious services
Who Comes Here?
The World arrives and stays - French, Belgian, German, Austrian,
Dutch, South African, Russian, Australian, New Zealanders, Canadian,
Spanish, Portuguese, Chilean, Peruvian, North American, British,
Japanese visitors stroll the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de
Allende. We have been visited, and settled, by every nationality in the
world. And, of course, by Mexicans from every state and city of Mexico.
Each person contributes a flair, a talent, a skill, a dream, or maybe a